There are more options to consumers today with their choices for trims and base boards than in the past. Here are a few different examples.
Here is an example of Schluter "L" angle trim on a kitchen backsplash. The tile used here is diamond shaped slate.
When a backsplash or walls in a bathroom get tiled, sometimes the plain plastic switchplate covers just don't do the job justice. Here is an example of limestone covers that can compliment your tile.
Shown in these pictures is Schluter stair nosing. It is an alternative to wood trim or bullnose tile.
An alternative to wood or vinly base is tile base. In the past, people would use trim tile, or bullnose, for baseboard. We take the tile used in the field of the floor and cut it down to the desired height and use it as base. Here are some examples...
When having a custom tile shower installed, somtimes the soap and shampoo get forgotten.
An alternative to the traditoinal "soapdish" is to install shelves in the corners, or corner caddies.
For yet and even more custom and elegant look, you can have recesses built right into the walls.
With enough planning, your imagination can become a reality...